Ophthalmic Medical Technologists

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Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT), Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (Ophthalmic Medical Tech), Ophthalmic Technologist (Ophthalmic Tech), Surgical Coordinator

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What they do:
Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions and ophthalmic photography. Provide instruction and supervision to other ophthalmic personnel. Assist with minor surgical procedures, applying aseptic techniques and preparing instruments. May perform eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct patients in care and use of corrective lenses.
On the job, you would:
  • Conduct tonometry or tonography tests to measure intraocular pressure.
  • Take and document patients' medical histories.
  • Take anatomical or functional ocular measurements, such as axial length measurements, of the eye or surrounding tissue.



  • customer service
  • administrative services


  • medicine and dentistry

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others


  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software

  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Medical software

  • EyeMD EMR Healthcare Systems EyeMD EMR
  • NaviNet Open

Computer aided design CAD software

  • Autodesk AutoCAD Hot Technology
  • Computer aided design and drafting CADD software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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